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Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Built in bed in second Bedroom
View towards the property from the garden
A walkers paradise
The track leading across the national park to the property
Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
Nearby views
The area surrounding the property
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3 / 18  Lounge with woodburner
4 / 18  Quirky interiors
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13 / 18  View towards the property from the garden
14 / 18  A walkers paradise
15 / 18  The track leading across the national park to the property
16 / 18  Spot horse riders enjoying this rural remote area
17 / 18  Nearby views
18 / 18  The area surrounding the property

Top Of Lane Cottage

Hay-on-Wye (4.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
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At a glance

  • A quirky 16th Century cottage tucked away in the hillside
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of this remote location
  • Surrounded by 580 acres of National Trust Common Land
Property code: 42961

We love uncovering new places, particularly new hills! The Begwns, as heralded by the National Trust as having all the view, none of the climb! With 580 acres of view, it's possible to see nearly all of the Brecon Beacons from the top of the common, a truly astounding view. Nestled away in the hills, just 5 miles from Hay on Wye, famous for its International Book Festival and a cycle ride away from Painscastle, with village pub and riding centre, this cottage is an idyllic slice of country life. Totally remote and wonderfully rural, friendly and welcoming owners living a discreet walk away, should you need any help or advice during your stay.

Stride down the grassy path and into an oasis of peace and quiet...well, apart from the chirpy birdsong,  You'll find, a little like in a fairy tale, an character-filled old stone cottage, hidden away out of sight in a remote location.  Lovingly restored, with heaps of style and wonderful vintage touches.  Step in through the porch, to the sitting room, with cheery wallpaper, large leather armchairs and wood burning stove, as well as a generous basket of logs awaiting. There is wi-fi as well as a flat screen tv and Blu-Ray player available too. The kitchen is simple, yet fully equipped, with a large walk in larder and dining table for four, it leads out to a sunny garden terrace, with a beautiful view of the hills, as well as a large garden. 

Upstairs you will find two sweet cottage bedrooms, a large master bedroom, traditional iron bed, beautifully decorated with pretty views and lovely linen. The second bedroom is also for two, with a cleverly designed double bed built into the walls, making full use of the views.  

It's incredibly romantic and wonderful for just two, and pets are most welcome too.  There are plenty of activities in the local area, with a pony trekking centre nearby, the friendly guides will lead you up over the Begwns on horseback for a morning ride or nip over to the other side of the hill and discover the canoe hire and adventure training centres, offering everything from a quick hour on the River Wye, to a Vespa ride up into the Black Mountains, bicycle hire to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park, or a test of nerve on the high wire ropes.  There are also great independant shops in Hay on Wye and a fine selection of pubs and restaurants for those who want to enjoy a gentler pace whilst on holiday in the hills!

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  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath, low overhead shower and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, Nespresso machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, more to gather or buy)
  • TV, Blu-ray player
  • Ample parking available
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 6 miles
  • Please note: sheep graze nearby on the Begwyns so dogs will need to be walked on a lead
  • Please note: care must be taken, particularly with young children, on the steep banks surrounding the property
  • Please note: the stairs of this cottage are quite steep so may not be suitable for people who are less mobile, or toddlers
  • Please note: the cottage is accessed via a bumpy farm trick which is not suitable for low-level cars
  • Please be careful in severe weather. The cottage is accessed via a grassy steep garden path set into the slope, so may not be suitable for the elderly or guests with impaired mobility. The garden is built into a mountain therefore care must be taken
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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Steep grassy slope to access the property from the top of the garden
View towards the property from the garden
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky interiors
Raised terrace area
Escape the hustle and bustle in one of our most remote properties
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom
Main Bedroom
Show 6 moreBuilt in bed in second Bedroom

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 29th December 2023

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Location, location, location! What a delightful, charming cottage. We were made very welcome by the owners. It was a joy to come back to the cottage after being out all day with the dogs, exploring the area, to light the fire and settle down for the evening. The decor is quirky and very pleasing to the eye. The beds are comfortable and it was greatRead more to have electric blankets too. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 8th September 2023

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A wonderful tranquil cottage, seriously remote, the peace was just what we needed, owners extremely helpful especially when clutch went on our car- they could not do enough to help, would love to return

Reviewed by Hana 26th May 2023

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The cottage is a true hidden hideaway, in the most beautiful, remote location. Friendly and welcoming hosts and lovely design touches. It is a little like stepping back in time and if you're looking to escape from it all, this is your place!

Reviewed by Ray 24th April 2023

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Reviewed by John 21st April 2023

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A fabulous 16th century property which is quite challenging to get to but worth it if you enjoy splendid isolation. I didn't meet the owner but she was extremely helpful.

Reviewed by David 26th December 2022

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Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Ideal for those looking for seclusion and walks on doorstep. Access roads to the cottage are not for the faint hearted! Very steep grass access through garden to cottage which is very challenging even for those who able bodied, particularly when loading or unloading, as parking is well away from the cottage.. CRead moreosy cottage, but requires lots of TLC. Situated in a stunning area of Wales. We had a restful time over New Year. Hide

Reviewed by Ellie 14th October 2022

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We had the most wonderful weekend at Top of the Lane cottage - the cottage was beautiful, with an impressively stocked kitchen, a lovely hot shower and cosy bedrooms! It was so fantastic to be able to go for wonderful walks straight from the cottage - the views were unbelievable. Yiolanda was an incredible host - she was so helpful and accommodatinRead moreg after we had to reschedule our weekend due to Covid, she was so response to all our questions and very kindly posted back to us lost property. Hide

Reviewed by Naomi 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 19th September 2022

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Great location of the beaten track. Nice warm cosy cottage The owners where very helpful and supplied us with plenty of logs for the log burner . Excellent get away from it all break

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th August 2022

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A delightful cosy rustic peaceful cottage. If you want to switch off this is the place.

Reviewed by Mark 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 5th August 2022

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What an amazing place, totally unique in location, design and style. Yiolanda and Jonathan are lovely easygoing hosts and they have carefully created this haven. The views surrounding the cottage are stunning and with no roads, the only sounds are sheep and kites. This house is perfect for those wanting an escape.

Reviewed by Keith 4th July 2022

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Cool interiors / fantastic location

Reviewed by Ann 17th June 2022

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So peaceful and wonderfully isolated, we have had an amazing week at Top of Lane Cottage. Everything you need is provided. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the brecon beacons and is very close to Hay-on-Wye. We can't recommend this highly enough and will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Sue 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 16th May 2022

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A stay at this wonderful quirky cottage feels like youve stepped back into another age, though all the mod cons are there. The beds are extremely comfortable. The cottage is in a fabulous location, and if youre looking for peace and quiet you will certainly find it here. Just the sound of the birds, the sheep and the breeze in the trees. Great walkRead moreing area. The nearby town of Hay is just the place for a good day out, lots of interesting and individual shops, with plenty of good eating places. Hide

Reviewed by Elsa 29th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a great location. Idyllic if you want real peace and quiet from the world. Easy drive to local shops and pub too. Loved it!

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